Beyoncé’s 2015 release ‘Lemonade’ was seen as a semi-autobiographical account of her marriage, with not-so-subtle hints that her husband was guilty of being unfaithful.
He later alluded to this on his most recent release, ‘4:44’, which debuted earlier this year.
Speaking to The New York Times Style Magazine, Jay-Z has addressed the matter with candour, admitting: “The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.
Jay-Z also revealed that another album could have been released instead, telling the magazine that they were working on a record together.
Speaking openly about how they worked on their relationship in the wake of his infidelity, the rapper explained: “We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together.
Jay-Z later addressed his mistakes on the title track from ‘4:44’, with the lines: “And if my children knew / I don’t even know what I would do / If they ain’t look at me the same / I would probably die with all the shame.”
In June of this year, the couple welcomed their second and third children, twins Sir Carter and Rumi.